BlackBerry is suing Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp over allegations that the Social Media firm’s messaging apps infringe on its preexisting copyrights for messaging apps. The firm alleges that concepts in its BBM (Blackberry Messenger)...Show More Summary
Canadian telecommunications firm BlackBerry sued Facebook on Tuesday, accusing the American social media company of infringing on its patents for messaging apps.
INTERNATIONAL - BlackBerry Ltd has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook Inc and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing that they copied technology and features from BlackBerry Messenger. Litigation over patent infringement...Show More Summary
Facebook intends to fight the legal action and claims BlackBerry is 'looking to tax the innovation of others' with the patent battle.
BlackBerry Limited has long been proud of its messaging app—so much so that it's now suing Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp subdivisions for ripping off key features. The Verge notes a "sprawling" 117-page complaint filed Tuesday for patent infringement, alleging that hallmark innovations of BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM—...
WhatsApp has detailed its plans for older mobile operating systems, with less than a week before the end of the year. The Facebook-owned app will end support for BlackBerry OS (including BlackBerry 10) and Windows Phone 8.0 (and older) on December 31, 2017. The end of support doesn’t mean WhatsApp will no longer function on […]
BlackBerry announced plans to shut down the official BlackBerry app store by December 2019. By the way, did you know BlackBerry still has an app store? The app store will be the final casualty of BlackBerry's switch to Android, which officially happened back in 2015 with the release of the Priv. Show More Summary
Uber has nabbed a notable new partner in its quest to target the lucrative Indonesian market: BBM Messenger. BlackBerry’s once globally popular messaging service, BBM has pretty much died out in most markets around the world. However, it is still a major force in Indonesia, which is why Uber is now looking to make its […]
The next time you whip out BBM, you'll be able to order an Uber from within the app -- which would be handy if anyone still used BBM. Well, it's evidently still a thing, at least in parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, anyway....Show More Summary
But not until Dec. 31, 2019. Before that, the BlackBerry Travel site will go away in February 2018 and the Playbook video-calling service will end in March 2018.
While there's little doubt that BlackBerry's in-house mobile platforms are finished (the last BB10 device shipped over 2 years ago), it's now giving holdouts some not-so-subtle hints that it's time to move on. The company has announced that it's shutting down BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS services over the next couple of years. Show More Summary
BlackBerry is finally sharing plans about its legacy software and services. The BlackBerry World app store is going away on December 31, 2019, the BlackBerry Travel site is shutting down in February 2018, and the Playbook video calling service will die in March 2018. The company is otherwise promising “at least two full years of […]
Evernote today announced its apps for BlackBerry and Windows Phone will be discontinued on June 29, 2017. The company today also sent an email notifying its users who use the apps that support is ending. This news is by no means a surprise — many apps and services over the past few years have chosen […]
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. On Monday, BlackBerry moved its BBM Enterprise SDK out of beta and is now offering the service to Android...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Enterprise application developers have a new choice for secure messaging systems, thanks to today’s launch of BlackBerry’s BBM Enterprise SDK. As the name implies, the tool allows developers to embed a version of BlackBerry’s messaging technology inside their iOS and Android applications for secure communications between users. Show More Summary
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly used an unsecure BlackBerry device despite being warned by “security hawks” against doing so. This post Clinton Email Admits Blackberry Use Against Advice of the Security Hawks appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.
The 191st edition of Android Apps Weekly is live! This week we talk about Injustice 2, BlackBerry apps, McAfee on the S8 and more Android apps news!
As long as your device is running Android 5.0 or higher, you can get apps like BlackBerry Keyboard and BlackBerry Hub without having to root your phone.
We’d say that BlackBerry is back, but the truth is they never left. The one-time smartphone king has been on the ropes for years now, but it hasn’t been for lack of trying. The Z30 of 2014 featured compatibility with Android apps, the Priv of 2015 switched to Android and brought back the physical keyboard in […] This story was originally published at BlackBerry KEYOne Review